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Updated: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:30:50 CST

One area doctor has seen two different patients with two different STDs.

News 5's Ginger ten Bensel has more in this week's edition of "What's Going Around."

Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic says that she has had two adolescent patients with sexually transmitted diseases.

One patient came in with adolescent chlamydia.  Kutilek says that chlamydia is most common in sexually active people between the ages of 15 to 26 years old.

She says if a person is sexually active they should have a routine chlamydia test.  She says it's also important to have a wellness check.  The doctor says if a man has chlamydia, he will *not* have any symptoms.  Kutilek says that women have anywhere from no symptoms to an infection in the cervix or the fallopian tubes.

Some patients with chlamydia come in with lower abdominal pain.

And chlamydia can cause infertility.

Kutilek also had another patient who is dealing with syphilis.  The patient came in with a painless ulcerated sore on the genitalia.

If the woman with the S–T–D is pregnant... sexually transmitted diseases can be passed on to the baby.

The second stage of syphilis is a rash with flu–like symptoms and swollen lymph nodes.

Kutliek is also seeing patients with upper respiratory infections and strep.

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says he's seeing patients with bronchitis and viral respiratory illnesses. He's also seeing patients with emphysema.  The emphysema flair–ups he's seen have been triggered by a respiratory illness.

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With what's going Around... I'm Ginger ten Bensel... News 5.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact–chlamydia.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/STDFact–Syphilis–detailed.htm